Changing Rules To Get More Soldiers

U.S. Army Sgt. Corey Collins, a soldier with the 404th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne), signals to a New Jersey National Guard Black Hawk during sling load training at Coyle Drop Zone, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Feb. 29, 2016. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht/Released)

The Army is accepting waivers for people with some degree of mental illness, including bipolar disorder and self mutilation.  According to USA Today, this comes as the service faces a challenging goal of recruiting 80,000 new soldiers by next September.  It brought up questions for us.   Were the restrictions too tough before or are we lowering the bar too much?   Is this something to be concerned about?  What do you think about this?   As always, we appreciate a good discussion.



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